Amatadine Sulphate

The information and instructions on the following pages should not replace those given to you by your doctor.

Amatadine Sulphate is used as an antiparkinsonian and an antiviral drug. Specifically, it is used to treat respiratory infections caused by the flu.

Do not use when

  • Your child has a known allergy to one of the components
  • Your child has suffered or is suffering from cardiovascular disease, eye diseases, liver diseases, depression, low blood pressure, epilepsy or edemas. Consult your doctor first.
  • You are pregnant or nursing

Consult your doctor when

  • Your child has a known food allergy
  • Your child is taking other medication

How should I store the medication?
Store the medication in a cool area, closed and out of reach of children.

Do not use if past the expiration date.

How to administer the medication
Follow the instructions and times set by your physician. This medication is normally not given to children under the age of one.
Your child should take the medication during a meal.

What should I do if I forgot to give my child his medication on time?
Give him the medication as soon as you remember – unless there are less than two hours until the next dose. Do not give two doses at once.

When can I stop giving my child the medication?
Finish the round as instructed by your physician. Even after your child shows signs of improvement, do not stop treatment without consulting your physician. Stopping treatment should be gradual.

Side Effects
Possible side effects include dryness in the mouth, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and lack of appetite.

Call a doctor when

  • Your child’s condition worsens
  • Your child has an allergic reaction (especially an anaphylactic reaction) – shortness of breath, swelling in the face, chest pains, rapid pulse. Take your child to the ER immediately.
  • Your child experiences side effects such as confusion, hallucinations, seizures, difficulty urinating, or a change in behavior
  • Your child experiences side effects even after he is finished with treatment, or is in the process of lowering his dose: jerky movement, change in consciousness